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Equivalency Review 

Minimum Qualifications​ for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges is governed by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.  Applicants that do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as listed as defined by the CCCCO have the option to submit an Equivalency Review Request Form with the job application.

Foreign Transcripts​

Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.  A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement, even if the foreign transcript has previously been accepted by a different college or university in the United States.

The following institutions provide foreign transcript evaluation services and charge a fee.  College of the Desert does not promote or approve any of these agencies.  This is provided only as a possible source.
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, CA  90212
(310) 275-3530
(800) 234-1597 - USA Only
Fax:  (310) 275-3528
E-mail:  acei@acei-global.com
Web Site: www.acei-global.org
Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc.
P.O. Box 5787
Los Alamitos, CA  90721-5787
Fax: (562) 594-8498
E-mail:  APIE@email.msn.com
Web Site:  www.apie.org
American Education Research Corporation
P.O. Box 996
West Covina, CA  91793-0996
(626) 339-4404
Fax: (626) 339-9081
E-mail: aerc@verizon.net
Web Site:  www.aerc-eval.com
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI  53203-3470
(414) 289-3412
Fax: (414) 289-3411
E-mail: EVAL@ece.org
Web Site: www.ece.org
Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA  95825-6738
(916) 921-0790
Fax: (916) 921-0793
E-mail: edu@eres.com
Web Site: www.eres.com
Notes: Please follow the instructions on the application and fee schedule, which are available from ERES.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Credentials Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA  90231-3665
(310) 258-9451
Fax (310) 342-7086
E-mail:  info@ierf.org
Web Site:  www.ierf.org
Notes:  Request a detailed report.
World Education Services Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
E-mail: INFO@wes.org
Web Site:  www.wes.org
Notes:  You must indicate on their application that the evaluation is for a California teaching credential or permit.  Please print all information.